Lubrizol Lab Technician in Painesville, Ohio

Lab Technician

Req ID: 24941

Lubrizol Additives is a pioneering global supplier of chemical additives technologies including additives for engine oils at , driveline applications at , gasoline and diesel fuel at , other transportation related fluids at and industrial lubricants at . We are committed to providing value to our customers, and we understand that success comes from working together . The Lubrizol Additives team is passionate about what we do. Our customers count on us for trusted expertise , testing confidence , supply assurance and independent strength. We are looking for top talent to help inspire new ideas, create opportunities and enable the advancement of innovative technologies. We offer abundant opportunities for career growth in a challenging, collaborative environment. For the last seven years Lubrizol has been named one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio, and in 2016 was judged as the number one workplace by Northeast Ohio’s annual Top Workplaces survey at . Learn more about how we are achieving Success Together at .

Job Summary:

The Lab Technician will report to the Lab Supervisor. All technicians should exhibit good understanding and performance of the fundamental laboratory tasks needed to support manufacturing. Daily activities are prioritized based upon departmental, plant, and corporate goals and objectives and include the following duties and responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Perform effectively on routine tests and tasks.

  • Learn and maintain basic computer skills necessary to efficiently perform daily work.

  • Exhibit proficiency in the operation of laboratory instrumentation that he/she has been trained on.

  • Learn to use control chart tools effectively.

  • Promote safe work practices through prevention of personal injury, conservation of the environment, and protection of Lubrizol property.

  • Aid and assist co-workers to work safely by insuring that safety rules are observed.

  • Accept instruction/training from more senior lab techs as well as supervisors.

  • Communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues and supervisiors.

  • Additional duties as assigned.

Skills, Experience, and Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent from an accredited school.

  • Minimum 2 years of manufacturing work and/or at least 1 year laboratory experience.

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (verbal, written).

  • Ability to function in a team environment by working well with others.

  • Problem solving skills.

  • Demonstrate dependability by maintaining a high standard of attendance.

  • Work on building credibility through timely and accurate task completion.

  • Demonstrate self-initiative by completing daily responsibilities and continuous training.

  • Demonstrate Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).

  • Follow and abide by all ISO work instructions.

  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.

Considered A Plus:

  • Associates and/or Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or equivalent science from an accredited university.

  • Working knowledge of QA laboratory instrumentation (e.g. ICP, GLC, FTIR, etc.).

  • Familiarity with Lubrizol products, intermediates and raw materials.

  • Ability to identify opportunities for process improvement and act on them.

  • Previous experience in a team-based work environment.

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to lift and handle objects weighing up to 40 lbs.

  • Willingness to work 12 hour rotating shifts and overtime.

  • Ability to discern colors, read burettes, and have physical capability to operate instrumental analysis equipment.

  • Expected to use appropriate PPE and occasional usage of respirator.

With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio at , Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States. Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, Northeast Ohio at is a vibrant place for people of all ages and walks of life to live, learn, work and play. This region offers a little bit of everything for everyone - ethnically-diverse communities, affordable housing, award-winning schools and universities, world-class healthcare, indoor waterparks and zoos, ski resorts, museums, halls of fame, one of the longest water-fronts in the country, and the most concentrated square mile of art, cultural, education and health institutions in the nation. From making your heart race at Cedar Point, to attending a professional sporting event orbiking or hiking through over the 100,000 acres of state parks, to catching a Broadway show at Playhouse Square - the second largest performing arts center in the country, you can make it happen right here in Cleveland, Ohio .

Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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